Holy Matrimony (Marriage)
In the midst of the Pharisees, the Savior offered this teaching on marriage, “From the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female. For this reason, a man shall leave his father and mother [and be joined to his wife], and the two shall become one flesh.’ So, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, no human being must separate.” (Mark 10: 6-9)
The couple, before God and their neighbors, declare publicly and freely their desire and intention to have and to hold each other “for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish until death do us part.” (excerpt from Order of Celebrating Matrimony) Forsaking all other loves, husband and wife pledge live-long exclusivity, fidelity, and fruitfulness (openness to children). Holy Matrimony is typically celebrated within Holy Mass or it may be celebrated as a separate liturgy.
At St. Martin de Porres Parish
Any parishioner of St. Martin de Porres Parish who seeks to be married are asked to make arrangements with one of the parish priests seven months before their desired date.
It is recommended that couples speak to clergy first, before reserving the catering hall.
Roman Catholics who are married civilly and want to have their marriage convalidated are asked to speak to the parish clergy.